Professor Paul Iske recognised the fact that people prefer to share success stories rather than their failures. As professor of Open Innovation & Business venturing at Maastricht’s University School of Business and Economics, he felt that was a shame- risk and the evaluation of mistakes are cruscial for entrepreneurship and innovation. Paul is fascinated by the topic and feels there is a lot more to be done within organisations to embrace the art of failing brilliantly.
Paul is Professor of Open Innovation & Business Venturing at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics. He is founder and Chief Failure Officer of the Institute of Brilliant Failures, with the aim of understanding the complexity of innovation and enterprise. Paul obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics and subsequently worked at Shell, where he mainly brought together knowledge inside and outside Shell. Until 2015, he was Chief Dialogues Officer at ABN AMRO, responsible for activities in the field of (open) innovation.
Paul Iske is a speaker and consultant in the fields of creativity, innovation, intellectual capital, knowledge management and entrepreneurship.